French police officers watches the festivities through binoculars on the roof of the town hall, during the “Fetes de Bayonne”, in Bayonne, southwestern France. Bayonne, the cultural capital of the French Basque country, hosts the yearly traditional Bayonne festival
Security personnel stand guard near the venue of a Congress party election rally in Guwahati, Assam, India
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A trained eagle of the company ‘Guard from Above’ grabs a hovering drone during a exercise by the Dutch police in Katwijk, The Netherlands. The bird of prey can get drones from the air by catching them with his claws. Media reports state that various polices are taking into consideration the idea that the birds could be deployed against what was described as ‘hostile drones’
A security agent stands in between floors of the Great Hall of the People ahead of annual sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing
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Palestinian hospital security guard checks the room where Israeli special forces killed 27 year old Abdallah Shalaldeh and arrested his cousin at the Al-Ahli hospital in the West Bank city of Hebron. Shalaldeh was shot dead by Israeli special forces during a raid to arrest his cousin Azzam Shalaldeh
Afghan men sit in an exam to join Afghan National Army in Herat, Afghanistan. Afghan national security forces took over full responsibility for the country’s security on 01 January 2015, as NATO-led coalition forces ended their 13-year-old active combat mission and started a new phase providing training, advice, and assistance, however, the country has since experienced an increase in attacks.
Members of the Palestinian Hamas security forces take part in a graduation ceremony in Gaza City
Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday. The ancient temple was open as usual despite a foiled suicide and gun attack on the world-famous site
A member of the Sudanese security forces waits outside a polling station, where he is registered to vote, in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday.
French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of “Vigipirate” security plan after last week’s Islamic attacks in Paris on Wednesday. France deployed 10,000 soldiers on home soil and posts almost 5,000 extra police officers after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week
A member of station staff at St Pancras International train station in London makes friends with a police sniffer dog. The UK has stepped up security in the wake of the massacre at the Paris headquarters of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine
Armed security forces fly overhead in a military helicopter in Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris. French forces swarmed this small industrial town on Friday in an operation to capture the two heavily armed suspects of the deadly storming of the satirical newspaper
A British security official escorts a survivor from the wreckage of a British embassy vehicle after a suicide attack in Kabul on Thursday. A suicide bomber struck the vehicle in Afghanistan’s capital on Thursday, killing at least three people and wounding many bystanders
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Iraqi security forces march on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad on Wednesday
Palestinians are blocked by Israel security forces from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third most holy site, on Monday, following clashes from the last week by Palestinians protesting against Jews visiting the flash point holy site during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles
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A Chinese security guard sits on a bench as he watches over a park on Wednesday in Beijing, China.
A rebel gunman patrols a high-security prison after shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine. More than 100 inmates broke out of jail when shells rained down on the prison in the besieged rebel stronghold
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Kurdish security forces take up positions while guarding an oil refinery on the outskirts of Mosul after Sunni extremists advanced through west Iraq in recent days
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Chinese commuters line up for a security check at a subway station on Thursday in Beijing. Authorities in China have increased security in public locations after an attack left 31 dead in the restive Xinjiang province last week
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An abandoned car sits in the middle of a road junction outside The Bank of England on Thursday in London, England. London’s financial districtwas shut down amid a security alert outside the Bank of England after a driver stopped a car on Threadneedle Street and ran off.